When You Can Seek Waivers
Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides various grounds of inadmissibility for immigrants seeking to stay in the United States. These include:
- Unlawful US entry, abusing a student visa, false claiming of citizenship, illegal US stay, using smuggling routes or stowaway methods to enter the United States.
- Health grounds, such as failing to be immunized, suffering from any communicable disease, being a drug addict, diagnosed with mental disorders posing threat to others
- Facing criminal charges or jailed for 5 years at home or in the United States, drug or human trafficking, economic offenses, including money laundering.
- Visa fraud or using any kind of misrepresentation in a visa application.
If any of these inadmissibility grounds pose a threat to your permanent resident status, get in touch with an immigration attorney in Houston to explore waiver options.
An immigrant who has entered illegally or overstayed must have to follow the consular process to apply for permanent residency. This requires him to leave the United States and apply for the residency visa at his home country. An unlawful entrant has to stay out of the country for 3 to 10 years before he is eligible to apply for an immigrant visa. Such a clause may force him to stay out of the US borders for years due to the tedious immigration process. If he has a family or loved ones in the United States, they are bound to suffer in his absence. Immigration waivers also provide him an opportunity to waive those 3 or 10 year ban from the country. If you or a loved one is facing a ban from reentry, contact us.
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